Apple Fritters

Total Time:
18 min
10 min
8 min

about 20 fritters

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 3 apples peeled, cored and sliced horizontally, about 1/4-inch thick
  • Powdered sugar, optional

Heat 2 tablespoons oil to 375 degrees F.

Combine in a bowl the beaten egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon and sour cream. Mix well and add flour.

Dip apples in batter and carefully place in oil. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove fritters and drain. Maybe sprinkled with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve warm.

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    I now have tried this recipe with self rising flour. Big difference. They were delicious. The only complaint is that I have so much batter left over. So I cut up some bananas, DEE LISH OUS!, I liked them better than the apples..I still had a bunch of batter left over, seems wasteful so next time I will cut the recipe down a bit.
    Yummy!!!!!!! Yummy Happy Thanksgiving Paula and family
    I thought it was a great small dessert that the family loved especially with vanilla ice cream. Thank you Paula for this recipe it was wonderful.
    Recipe has a typo on the oil amount. On the episode that featured this recipe she used a 1/2 cup of oil to fry these. 
    I modified the recipe slightly: I added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, a pinch of nutmeg, and pepper. I also substituted brown sugar for white sugar. 
    Recipe came out okay. Tasted good with powdered sugar and preserves. Not used to apple fritters that have only one large chunk of apple in them. Next time I will save myself some trouble and fry these outside in a fry daddy rather than inside. They made a huge inversion layer in my house. 
    I tried Paulas Apple Fritter , they are sooooo good, and my family really like them um um good.
    Has any one tried to deep fry them? I thought it may be easier.
    2 tbsp of oil? that doesn't sound right? I would think you need more.
    This recipe is almost identical to my Mother's. I always loved when she fixed them. She always topped them, while still warm, with a cinnamon and sugar mix.
    A real winner!! My family loved this recipe for breakfast. I did add a little more sugar to the batter and a little vanilla, however you could use less and top them with maple syrup. I took organic vanilla yogurt and added those glazed walnuts for a sauce topping. I also used apples instead of pears, but either one would have been good. I fried the fritters in batches and kept them warm in the oven. I used seven apples----made lots of fritters. Very easy and will make this recipe again.
    The taste was great, but when I fried it on the temp that she recommended, the dough was not done on the inside, it was still wet. For me, it needs to be fried on a lower temperature so that the dough has a chance to cook and be done.
    The recipe was good but it was a little bland for me. I did add sugar to it right before I paced it in the batter and it tasted better.
    This was a delicious recipe! The batter, when browned, reminded me of my Grandmothers' flapjacks she used to cook on the farm!

    After cooking one Granny Smith apple, I found I had alot left over since there were
    just the 2 of us, so I put them in a ziploc bag, brought them out at breakfast, and but just a liiiiiltle 'buttah' in my pan and place the friitters in for a few seconds. Then I turned them over and place a sprinkling of brown sugar on them and browned to a 'crisp'. It only takes a minute; then turned them over and did the other side.

    These were a delicious little breakfast 'dessert'! My husband recently quit smoking and has had a giant sweet tooth ever since!

    Thank you for a wonderful reminder of my childhood at Grandma's farm!!

    Pat J. Carleson
    Talk about a blast from the past! My mom made these all the time when I was little, and I have tried to make them as an adult, with no success. My mom stopped cooking after divorcing my Dad, and of course the recipe was lost. Thank you Paula! These were exactly like my mama made when I was little. Now I can pass this on to my daughter. They were sooooo yummy!! Not to sweet, and the powdered sugar is the perfect finish. Bravo!
    Between me and my picky toddler, my poor husband only got a few!
    How wonderful the memories were when I cooked this recipe. Being in grandma's kitchen was a love of mine. She taught me alot but I have yet to master her apple fritters. This is very close. Not too sweet, as fritters are not suppose to be, and just enough kick with the cinnamon. The only extra I like to add is a pinch of ground ginger.
    Thank you Paula for a wonderful day filled with memories of Grandmothers,
    I just made a batch of these after watching Paula this morning. This makes a bunch. I sent to plates to the neighbors to enjoy. They are the best with powdered sugar and syrup. Yum. I added a tsp of vanilla to the batter too. My husband and seven year old loved them too.
    for those of you who said Paula's apple fritters are not sweet enough, you don't know what a fritter should taste like! they SHOULD NOT be sweet! The original Pa. Dutch recipes don't even call for sugar!
    This is so easy and they are very good. I used golden delicious apples. I dusted them with powdered sugar and I thought they were wonderful!
    These are awesome! The batter is not too sweet and adding the powdered sugar at the end makes it extra delicious. My mom made these and didn't use all the batter. She refrigerated it and the next day we cut up some more apples and had some more. It was great! Thanks Paula.
    This is my first to try one of Paula's recipes and i read the reviews before trying. I added a half a cup of sugar instead of the 2 spoons it called for. Im glad i did as the half a cup just barely sweetened it enough. I also took a lil help from the store and bought sliced apples with the skin on and cooked them that way. You barely notice the skins and it gives it a nice texture. I will definitely be making these again!
    I made these for a Halloween party and I coudn't make them fast enough. Everyone loved them! I did add a third cup of sugar instead of what the original recipe called for. I was surprised that it didn't call for more sugar. I always thought that Paula had such a sweet tooth. Thanks Paula! Love ya!
    I tried these and they were just too plain with very little flavor.I did make them a second time with alot more sugar in the batter.I guess it depends on the unknown flavor of the apples .
    Thanks for the recipe Paula
    I tried these tonight for dessert. I entertained guests, They are delicious and the guests loved them too. I used apples and pears. Thanks paula!
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